The timing under consideration would give President Bush only a few days to react to “mini-bus” appropriations bill before stopgap measure expires.
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Explanation comes before deadline to deliver the original testimony to the House Science Committee, which is investigating examples of scientists being censored.
Democrats and Republicans are worried such a debacle would prove they can’t get their job done at a time when Congress’ approval ratings are already low.
Strategy would put the president in the position of having to veto a $670 billion package that includes Defense spending over $10 billion added for education, health and welfare.
The department is running the risk of further cost overruns and schedule delays in project to upgrade processing system, watchdog says.
House lawmaker says he will reintroduce a bill intended to prevent political meddling with the assessments of government scientists.
Official says Air Force supports running a study on leasing commercial services, provided there’s no pressure to act before the concept has been fully vetted.
Measure would allow more money for the troubled Deepwater modernization project, but would set stricter management requirements.
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Hearing coincides with State Department campaign to show it is addressing concerns that it failed to control the conduct of contractors like Blackwater USA in Iraq.